American Airlines raises USD2.5m to support Airpower Foundation

American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) has raised USD22.5 million at the Sky Ball XIV gala to support Airpower Foundation, a nationwide organization dedicated to supporting members of the military and their families, the company said.

American Airlines Sky Ball XIV, in support of the Air Power Foundation, closed with a special performance by Grammy Award-winning country music artist, Tim McGraw.

Nine new recruits were administered the oath of enlistment into the armed services of the United States by General Tony Thomas, commanding general of United States special operations command during the Sky Ball XIV program.

Funds raised from the event will allow the Airpower Foundation to contribute to funding projects that directly support thousands of our nation´s wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans and their families.

American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries.